Here are those outliers for the Tennessee Titans.
one pick (5%): Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB, Notre Dame; Eric Stokes CB, Georgia; Greg Newsome II CB, Northwestern, Teven Jenkins OT, Oklahoma State; Creed Humphrey C, Oklahoma
Let’s start with the obvious. Greg Newsome and Teven Jenkins are pretty common mock draft picks for the Tennessee Titans and they make sense. Newsome was a great college corner who didn’t get the recognition he probably deserved due to some injuries and due to the other incredible cornerback talent in the conference during his career.
Jenkins is a perfect fit stylistically with what the Titans want to be. He is a mean, nasty, hard-working (this is important), road-grader type of offensive tackle who has been playing on the right side for the majority of his career. This is an easy plug-and-play projection.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah is a lightning bolt with legs who can play any position on the field other than nose tackle. No one should have any problem at all with the Tennessee Titans adding him with a first-round pick and given his coverage ability and where he lined up in college, you can call him a slot cornerback if it helps you justify spending a first-round pick on another off-ball linebacker.
Eric Stokes is… interesting. He ran in the 4.2-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, and he looks the part on tape. Still, Isaiah Wilson called Stokes the most underrated player in the draft which probably knocked him off the Titans’ draft board altogether.
Creed Humphrey is just an outright weird pick. Humphrey might actually be a top-40 pick despite not being a hot name right now, but he isn’t a guy with massive upside that you can’t pass up like Jeffery Simmons was a few years ago and center isn’t a position of need.